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    4AGE backtop info request on fuel tank

    Hi! I'll be fitting in a blacktop into my MK1 and would like to ask if what sort of modification I will need for the fuel lines. Can I use my old fuel tank for this EFI set up and just install an external electric fuel pump next to it and create a return port to the tank? I'm not really sure about the difference of an EFI and carb fuel line. I found some universal fuel tanks in ebay which seem to be priced ok. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: 4AGE backtop info request on fuel tank

    Hi yes you can use your existing fuel tank and and modify the outlet for a bigger opening. Install a external pump and that will be ok. Your lines will need to be upgaded for fuel injection. I used 8mm copper pipe for feed and return. HTH
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    Re: 4AGE backtop info request on fuel tank

    Thank you bunta20v for the info. Looks like I'll be going the way you did yours.
    Last edited by sooper; 03-02-2014 at 15:47.

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    Re: 4AGE backtop info request on fuel tank

    A bit more questions on converting to EFI.

    Did you install a fuel regulator?
    Do you have to install a surge tank?
    How about the fuel gauge? How will I make this work still?

    Thanks again

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    Re: 4AGE backtop info request on fuel tank

    Quote Originally Posted by sooper View Post
    A bit more questions on converting to EFI.

    Did you install a fuel regulator?
    Do you have to install a surge tank?
    How about the fuel gauge? How will I make this work still?

    Thanks again
    Yes a regulator is required - usually placed after the fuel rail....... unless you use a in-tank pump as these tend to have a built in regulator. If its an Escort, the standard tank is a good shape to prevent / minimise surge unless you like running low fuel level. EFI won't have any effect on the fuel gauge sender - it'll work as standard.

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    Re: 4AGE backtop info request on fuel tank

    A different idea for you to think about...




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    Re: 4AGE backtop info request on fuel tank

    Quote Originally Posted by sooper View Post
    A bit more questions on converting to EFI.

    Did you install a fuel regulator?
    Do you have to install a surge tank?
    How about the fuel gauge? How will I make this work still?

    Thanks again
    As mentioned I used the standard 4age one which is located on the 20v fuel rail. Works great. Didn't need a surge tank. It's a simple setup in a escort to get working well. Fuel gauge will work as normal as that's in the tank. Shout up if you need anymore info.

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    Re: 4AGE backtop info request on fuel tank

    Thanks guys for the info. It is such a great help. Looking forward to post my finished project. I'll stick to the original tank. M11rf, that's a great and simple setup! Thanks for sharing

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